Melbourne Pride Traders Directory
Cork and Chroma. ft - Art Simone at Melbourne Pride 2022. Photo by Nikki Russian Photography
Our audiences weren't the only ones celebrating Melbourne Pride. Many local traders in the area were painting the Gertrude and Smith Street precinct rainbow - with lots of special events and offers.
These events have now passed, but we wanted you to know what you missed!
193 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Arcadia will be decked out with pride decorations, proudly celebrating Melbourne Pride. Take a seat at the outside bar where you can be amongst the street party action, and listen to non-stop tunes throughout the day to keep you grooving from brunch right through to dinner.
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 7am - 9pm
Cuisine options: The standard goodies from the menu, plus some takeaway food and drinks (including alcohol) options
Archie's All Day
189 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Delicious drinks, sweet tunes and good vibes! Take-away cocktails available all day! With hot cocktail specials like $10 Negroni's!
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 8am-9pm
Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
For Melbourne Pride, Australian Print Workshop has commissioned local artist Richard Harding to create a site-specific installation in APW’s windows. First exhibited in 1997, Harding’s series of woodcuts use base colours from the rainbow flag to inspire figurative variations. Each colour offers an allegorical backdrop to represent an aspect of gay life from the mid-1990s. Influenced by expressionist modes of making these subjective male depictions operate as snapshots of narratives from lived experiences.
Opening Hours 13 Feb: commissioned site-specific installation by Richard Harding in APW’s windows viewable at all hours; APW Gallery open 11am – 5pm.
Richard Harding is a print-based artist and Senior Lecturer at the School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. With an art practice extending over 35 years, Harding’s oeuvre explores the use of printmaking’s intrinsic qualities of sameness and difference through the multiple with the merging of traditional and contemporary print methods. Harding’s visual research is informed by architectural and queer theory utilising print media, analogue and digital, as vehicles for an ongoing art practice.
Australian Print Workshop is a unique centre providing both established and emerging artists with access to a wide range of printmaking equipment and expertise in the context of a world-class printmaking workshop. APW fosters the development of printmaking as a vibrant and progressive art form. Through its annual program, the Workshop represents the very best in contemporary printmaking.
141 Greeves St, Fitzroy
Bad Frankie will be offering a special Pride menu with take away cocktails and take away jaffle options to celebrate along with everyone!
Cuisine options: Funky nostalgic Jaffles of all cuisines! All Australian cocktails and spirits.
Open hours for 13 Feb: 12pm-11pm
Builders Arms Hotel*
211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
To celebrate Melbourne Pride, DJ Miss Goldie will be playing from 3-9pm in the Public Bar. Miss Goldie hosts the soul-filled show, Boss Action, which can be heard on PBS every Saturday night from 7-8pm.
Contemporary Australian menu. From casual drinks and snacks, to plated meals and shared plates.
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 12pm - 11pm
Chai Shai Cafe*
71, Little Smith Street, Fitzroy
Chai Shai as a brand believes in spreading love. We are on a mission of spreading the love of Chai and fresh quality tea blends from India. We would love an opportunity to be part of a festival that believes in love and share our love with the Pride community. We'll be celebrating by decorating the café with Pride colours and hosting a competition with a winning prize of Free Ice Tea for one lucky winner for a year.
- Indian Street Food
- Fresh Brewed Ice Tea with bubbles
- Vegan Chai
- Vegan & Gluten Free Snacks
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 10am-7pm
Cork and Chroma
36 Smith St, Collingwood
- Paint Your Inner Fabulous with Art Simone : 2-5pm in-studio
- Paint Your Inner Fabulous on street festival activation with Lazy Susan (11:30am-1:30pm and 2:30-4:30pm) and Simple (5:30-7:30pm).
87 Smith St, Fitzroy
Crumpler and Black Rainbow are collaborating on a range of limited edition Black Rainbow Messenger Bags.
The bags made by Rich and Zac at the Crumpler Fitzroy Workshop will be available exclusively in store.
All proceeds will be donated to Black Rainbow who strive to alleviate health and well-being and Aborignal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI+ SB People.
Opening hours 13 Feb: 11am-6pm
Derby Hot Sandwiches*
67 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Derby will be celebrating Melbourne Pride with a number of activities across the day. Our delicious range of sandwiches and cold drinks will keep you full and refreshed for what promises to be an action-packed day.
- The store will be decorated in full Pride colours
- Exclusive Melbourne Pride food and drink specials – check out Instagram on the day for full details @derby_hot_sandwiches
- We will be donating $1 from every purchase to MINUS18 and collecting additional donations on the day
- WIN! Visit us instore on the day to enter our competition to win lunch for you and 6 mates
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am – 9pm
Corner of Gertrude & Napier St, Fitzroy
Celebrate Melbourne Pride at The Everleigh! Sip sparkling cocktails outdoors in Everleigh Sq. as you watch the festivities, from 11am.
Opening hour 13 Feb: 11am (Everleigh Square); 3pm (The Everleigh upstairs)
Evie's Disco Diner*
230-232 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
To celebrate Melbourne Pride 2022 and Evie's 4th birthday, Evie's Disco Diner has some gorgeous events in store. Join them for a queen-led Bottomless Brunch from 11am-3pm, complete with two boozy packages to choose from, performances by some of their resident queens, and some of the best local Dj's the north has to offer. Join them in the PM for $4 basics & bubbles ALL NIGHT, complete with more drag excellence and bangers to boot.
Cuisine: Americana Diner-inspired. Snacks, Burgers, Hot Dogs & Fried Chicken. Veg, Vegan & GF options. (Menu available via website)
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am-1am
187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Gabriel will be celebrating Melbourne Pride with $10 Aperol Spritzes all day.
Cuisine: Baked Good, Breakfast & Lunch options, take away options.
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 7am - late
Good Times Pilates
5/19-35 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
The Grace Darling Hotel*
114 Smith St, Collingwood
Cuisine: Pub classics e.g. burgers, parma, chips etc
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am - 1 am
224 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Ladro will be decorating its chandeliers in rainbow globes and painting the front of the building in celebration of Melbourne Pride. Staff will be sparkling up for the occasion and pizza and spritz will be flowing a plenty!
Opening hours 13 Feb: 12pm - 11pm
Little Latin Lucy*
Pop-Up Street Stall
- CHORIPAN (Chorizo Hot Dog) chimmichurri, tomato salsa, lime pickled onion & mayo
Grilled Mexican Street Corn Chipotle-lime mayo, Manchego Cheese & chilli salt
(Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan Options)
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am-8pm
9-11 Peel St, Collingwood
Cuisine: Wood fired pizza
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am - 1am
Plus Fitness Fitzroy
188-196 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Sign up to Plus Fitness Fitzroy during Melbourne Pride with NO JOINING FEE!
Opening hour 13 Feb: 11am-4pm
Poodle Bar & Bistro
81-83 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Bottomless booze in the courtyard and half price oysters.
Tunes by Rick Lavendar and DJ Mumbai Noise.
Opening hours 13 Feb: 12-6pm
ROXXI & SIOUX TATTOO & BARBER SHOP
92 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Expect 12 hours of humming activity at Roxxi and Sioux Tattoo and Barber Shop for Melbourne Pride. Roxx's Pop-Up Cocktail Bar will be in full swing, with a mix of their usual offerings, as well as an exhibition of new works from artist Denby, and lots of vouchers to giveaway including:
- 20% off all Sass + Co. Body skincare products
- 10% off all barber services
Opening Hours 13 Feb: Midday - Midnight
"So excited to exhibit a collection of new works. Sculptural reconfigerings of discarded toys and waste plastic reflect on gender politics and criticize social norms in the disposable age". Denby (DVISN Digital).
203 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Opening hours 13 Feb: 11am-4pm
Sircuit / Mollie's Bar & Diner
103 Smith St, Fitzroy, VIC
Mollie’s is open from the extra special time of MIDDAY for your Pride Day lunch and drinks, so come on up or stick around for Drag Roulette with your hostess Tequila Mockingbird and a bevy of performers as we shuffle away from 6pm. Anything can and will happen! Plus extra special guests throughout the day.
Sircuit is open from 6pm with free pool and good vibes, then later on a special edition Super Pop Pride Sunday kicks off with HOTPINK, special guests and her crew, plus our very own ARIA Club Chart DJ Argonaut on the decks!
AND the Sircuit Street Bar will be open from 11am for your Pride Day drinks to quench your thirst, and who knows – you may even see Nasty Patricia behind the bar.
Cuisine: Pub food classics, snacks, beer, cocktails, spirits and wines!
Specials at Mollie’s: $30 Bottomless Mimosas from 3pm – 6pm
$12 Espresso Martinis, Aperol Spritz or Fired Apple from 3pm – 8pm
Blackboard Food Specials throughout the day
Specials at Sircuit:
$10 HOTPINK Grey Goose Cocktail from 9pm – 12am
$5 Jagermeister Shots from 9pm – 12am
Specials at Street Bar:
$25 Part Time Ranger Seltzer Buckets until 9pm
$25 Vodka Cruiser Buckets until 9pm
60 Smith Street, Collingwood
The spot to stop for a drink with our bar and outdoor seating right by the Smith St performance stage! Sixty Smith will be running a special Pride menu with cocktail specials all day to join in the celebrations, as well as tapas and share plates to eat in or takeaway.
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 12-10pm
351 Smith St, Fitzroy
Slowbeer will be decorated in Pride decor and selling none other than Stomping Ground's PRIDElweiss Midsumma Ale, where a portion of proceeds are donated to the Midsumma Futures mentoring program.
Cuisine: BYO food or order in Uber eats.
Opening hours for 13 Feb: 12-9pm
Pop-Up Street Stall
Opening hours 13 Feb: 11am-7pm
235 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
SMART,Alec hatters will have a special range of hats for pride, so you can look fabulous on the day (and be sun smart!). The store will be decorated in pride colours, with pop-up performances in the shop window, including performances by Mama Alto and more.
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 11am-6pm.
Stick It Grill*
4 Smith St, Collingwood
- Medditeranean grill & salads
- Healthy wraps
- Vegetarian/Vegan options
- Gluten free options
- Keto options
Opening hours 13 Feb: 12pm–8:30pm.
Thorne Harbour Coffee Cart*
In front of the Gertie stage on the corner of Gertrude and Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy.
The Thorne Harbour coffee cart is a volunteer run social venture to create pathways to employment for newly arrived international students and PLHIV (People Living with HIV) who are seeking professional experience on a commercial machine. Thorne Harbour sponsors the certificate course and volunteers lend their time to the operation of the project, whether the machine be based at our head office or at the numerous community events we are invited to.
Come and say hi to the volunteers donating their time and learn more about Thorne Harbour!
Cuisine: Hot and Cold beverages including coffee, hot chocolate and chai. We also offer cow, soy (yes it’s BONSOY), almond, oat and rice milk.
Open hours 13 Feb: 9.30am – 7pm
385 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Happy smiling service with pumping pop-punk tunes! Token Toasties is a small venue pumping out classic and vegan toasties with surprisingly good coffee! Token Toasties are the best way to prepare for pride.
Melbourne Pride deal: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE on top selling Toasties
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, gluten free, beer, wine, coffee
Not taking away? Book a table! Call 0468857673 or DM @tokentoasties
Opening Hours 13 Feb: 9am - 3pm
34 Oxford Street, Collingwood
Two Bulls is a premier digital product company that has been recognised for its steadfast commitment to solving real problems for real people. Our cross-disciplinary offering spans several industries including health, family and the public sector. We're always happy to meet creative minds and we've been known to support a career pivot if the opportunity presents. Right now we've got a bunch of roles open. We are aware that men apply for jobs having met an average of 60% of the criteria while women + other marginalised groups tend to apply only when they meet all requirements. If you think you can make the grade but don’t meet every point in the application, please get in touch!
Yalinguth is an audio app that brings together the oldest living culture with cutting-edge technology, shared on the streets of Ngár-Go (Fitzroy).
Listen and learn as notable Elders and artists such as Uncle Jack Charles and Uncle Archie Roach take you on a journey from the past to the present.
* = Accepting Melbourne Pride Food Vouchers